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  • okctac
    I too, have just started this hobby . I must admit though, I have had an interest looking for relics for 30 years or so. I live between Edmond and Guthrie
    Message 1 of 179 , Sep 1 8:29 AM
      I too, have just started this "hobby". I must
      admit though, I have had an interest looking for relics
      for 30 years or so. <br>I live between Edmond and
      Guthrie and have lived in the Oklahoma City all of my 50
      years.<br>I also bought a detector from Wayne and am learning
      how to use it. The only other experence I have had
      with a detector was about 13 years ago. I had bought
      an old R.S. $79 special. Boy, what a waste of money.
      <br>That had turned me off of detectors for a
      while.<br>After sending some time at Waynes store and "picking"
      his mind, I purshased a Tesoro gold u max. <br>I
      seems to be a good machine, with not too many extra
      knobs to learn about.<br><br>I too, am considering
      looking into the Twin Teritories club and may attend
      their next meeting.<br><br>I have made several contacts
      in the local area and have done some research on the
      early days of Edmond and Guthrie. I am most interested
      in locating the locale of the first dump sites of
      these towns.<br>If anyone knows about these sites, and
      would like to help check it out, just let me know.
    • bullriders2000
      ... some good finds waiting. There is a Farmer who owns alot of land across the river from the fort and if you ask He usally is ok with detecting it as long as
      Message 179 of 179 , Oct 12, 2007
        ---Hey guys..I have hunted fort Gibson many times and there are still
        some good finds waiting. There is a Farmer who owns alot of land
        across the river from the fort and if you ask He usally is ok with
        detecting it as long as there are no crops in the fields. have found
        alot of minnie balls and 52 cals in the fields..I have heard a rumor
        that the confeds had a small fort some where up river but was never
        really mentioned much...more of a camp from what I was told..havent
        found it yet..but if it where found it would be a blessing. In
        oklahomametaldetectingclub@yahoogroups.com, dave_monks <no_reply@...>
        > Hey Gary,
        > I think in general the State or Federal govt own the river banks,
        so I
        > don't imagine there'd be any problem detecting there. The biggest
        > problems would be (1) physical access, (2) junk and (3) the river
        > has likely shifted dozens (if not 100s) of feet in the last century
        > so. It would take some serious time and research to find the ideal
        > spots (like know ports, etc.)
        > Dave
        > --- In oklahomametaldetectingclub@yahoogroups.com, Gary Wright
        > <wright4735@> wrote:
        > >
        > > Dave,
        > >
        > > I am from Oklahoma City. I'm at work now over in Kuwait and
        > be back home again in November. Thanks for the information about
        > where to hunt there at Fort Gibson. I also have a hobby in studying
        > the history of Oklahoma. What I was wondering was if you would be
        > able to use your metal detector down by the river, west and north of
        > the fort? Keel boats and steam boats tied up there from the 1820's
        > the 1870's and soldiers and civilians alike disembarked there. I
        > thought that hunting along the river banks or bluffs would be a good
        > place to look because I figure that everytime a boat came up the
        > river, everyone would turn out to see it land and probably they
        > lose something just like we do today. If you know of any
        > to hunting along the river, could you let me know.
        > >
        > > Thanks,
        > > Gary
        > >
        > > dave_monks <no_reply@yahoogroups.com> wrote:
        > > I'm from Ft. Gibson (now live in Stillwater), but I can
        > tell you one
        > > place to try. It's where a very historic hotel used to sit. And
        > > is a well in the yard. I don't know who owns it, but it's not
        > > and I've detected there before.
        > >
        > > It's on the corner of Railroad and W. Walnut St. (it was a vacant
        > > the last time i was there)
        > >
        > > Let me know what you find.
        > >
        > > Dave
        > >
        > > --- In oklahomametaldetectingclub@yahoogroups.com,
        > > "ma73_chickens_rdead" <wright4735@> wrote:
        > > >
        > > > --- In oklahomametaldetectingclub@yahoogroups.com,
        > > > tex_the_explorerman wrote:
        > > > >
        > > > > I found the bullet in my back yard,it's a 58 cal
        > > > > Minnie ball.It was a drop.My house is only 4 years old.I
        > > > > live in Ft. Gibson about a mile from the actual
        > > > > fort.I've seen a guy with a mason jar full of these
        > > > > things.Most are not as nice as this one.
        > > > >
        > > >
        > > > Hi,
        > > >
        > > > I ran across your post about living in Fort Gibson. I am
        > > > in coming to Fort Gibson and seeing what I can find. I would
        > > > that you are not allowed to search around the fort. Do you know
        > > > the laws are around Fort Gibson concerning metal detecting and
        > > > you are allowed to hunt and where you are not. I appreciate any
        > > > information that you could provide.
        > > >
        > > > Thanks,
        > > > Gary
        > > >
        > >
        > >
        > >
        > >
        > >
        > >
        > > Gary Wright
        > >
        > >
        > > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
        > >
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